Will a full size mattress fit in a truck bed?

My boyfriend and I want to get a new mattress. He thinks we need to have it delivered to our apartment, but I think it will fit in the back of his truck. Can you fit a full-sized mattress in a truck bed?

Holden Easterbrook · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Getting a large item of furniture home can be a costly headache, but having a pickup truck makes things much easier. Most truck beds can comfortably fit a full-size mattress, but you can still safely move a mattress with a smaller bed.
All you need to do is:
  • Wrap your mattress with a tarp or sheet to protect it
  • Lay the mattress in the bed of the truck or at an angle with the overhang on the side of the truck
  • Use ratchet straps to secure the mattress to anchor points in the truck bed
  • Recheck the straps before setting out
If you’re careful and take your time, mattresses can be one of the easier pieces of large furniture to move. Even so, you should also take a moment to update your
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